I know the Irish founded the duty free industry but I didn’t realise they a) still populated it in such quantity and b) all had my phone number.
By the time my first coffee kicked in, I had big stories on the boil from the USA (14 hours behind) and Brazil (11 hours), and news in from New Zealand (four hours ahead). All I need is a store opening from Kiritimati and I could (almost) report on yesterday, today and tomorrow simultaneously.
Khun Vichai was a man not simply of great achievement but one of compassion, grace and humility. He gave then gave again to all manner of causes, big and small.
I am surprised that ACI Europe would allow such a blatantly self-serving, inaccurate and unfair article to be published.
Welcome to the age of the omnipresent e-commerce giants, the Black Swan of 21st century retail that, like all Black Swans, no-one saw coming out of the darkness and into the bright, blinking daylight of a reimagined shopping age.
In 1958, Aldo Vastapane created the first duty free shop at Brussels Airport Company; a humble incarnation of a retail concept that only existed at Shannon Airport in Ireland. What a beautiful image, so evocative of an age gone by.
“Media coverage is rarely without bias, especially in the B2B press.” Says who? What a shoddy, Trump-esque ‘fake news’ generalisation.
After an horrendous couple of days. it’s time to split. As in get the hell out of the UK and as in fly to Split.
Plagiarism? Let’s just call it what it is. Theft.
Here’s a toast to the spirit of Christchurch and of New Zealand. And to a local gin that disproved the belief that Kiwis can’t fly.
Billie’s Book focuses on basics such as truthfulness and generosity, and highlights the importance of accepting differences in opinions, faith, and choices.
London (my home) and much of England is broiling like a garlic chicken basted in onions and mushroom, with a lashing of hot chilli peppers thrown in.
My original Worldwide Headquarters back in West London is looking more interim than permanent after my neighbour decided to light a bonfire at the back of his garden on Saturday. During a heatwave. As you do.